What is a running nerd?

Posted by Brian Thomas on

I feel a little out of place having running stuff on this site. I know that this store is mostly oriented towards gear and gadgets with a pop culture orientation (e.g. Steven Universe, My Hero Academia, Legos, etc.).  Call it an ego driven indulgence, but I really like to run so it stays. Actually, I've run a lot.  I've run races from 5k to multiple 100 mile races. That makes me a runner. And I'm kind of a nerd about it.

What do I mean by saying that I'm a running nerd?  Well, I really love the gear and gadgets that go with the sport. I mean, I know that all you really need is a pair of shoes, but I really NEED more then that. I have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch because I really NEED to know exactly how far I run each time. I run in Hoka One One running shoes because Nike just isn't good enough and I really NEED the padding to keep my knees healthy. I do not exaggerate  when I say that I own at least 4 hydration packs.  It's probably more like 5 or 6 if we include running vests.  That isn't to mention the water bottles and belts that I own.  I mean, you do need lights to run safely at night and the right gear to run in snow or rain.   I do love my running stuff.

That's what I mean when I say that I am a running nerd.  It's not really about the stuff.  It's about being passionate about something and, perhaps, almost too particular about how you participate. Sure, some nerds argue about what is canon in the Star Wars universe. Some nerds argue about the best type of running pack. For the record, this is currently my favorite.

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